Palletised shipping services are designed for large, heavy or long consignments that cannot fit on a standard parcel courier service. Last year, we published a complete guide on pallet delivery to help you understand all the ins and outs. However, if you’re new to pallet delivery or would like a refresh, read our quick guide on domestic pallet shipping.
Why use pallet delivery?
If you need to send multiple parcels to one destination, or one very large shipment, we offer a range of cheap pallet delivery services to suit your needs. For example, flat-pack furniture and electronic equipment are commonly sent on a pallet.
Pallet services can deliver anything from Mini Quarter pallets up to 150kg to Full pallets up to 1,000kg. All pallet couriers will collect from your home or business address to deliver as quickly as the next working day. This makes it even easier to transport oversized items nationwide.
How do you pack pallets?
Before pallet collection, your goods must be shrink-wrapped on a standard pallet. This is to ensure your parcels are protected for transit, especially as they are stacked on top of each other. You must also familarise yourself with our Prohibited and Restricted Items list to check that you can send your goods via courier.
Our complete guide on packaging a pallet has more detail, but in general, we recommend you:
1. Choose a big-enough pallet to support the weight of your consignment
2. Pack your items in strong cardboard boxes with sufficient cushioning materials
3. Stack boxes on the pallet in columns, aligned corner to corner - heavier items at the bottom
4. Use stretch wrap to secure the boxes to the pallet – five revolutions are best
5. Apply your shipping labels to the top and sides of the pallet so it’s easily visible to the delivery driver
How much does it cost to ship a pallet in the UK?
The pallet delivery cost depends on the pallet’s size and the distance it travels within the UK Mainland. You can choose from a range of pallet sizes, including:
- Mini Quarter (1 x 1.2 x 0.6m up to 150kg)
- Quarter (1 x 1.2 x 0.8m up to 250kg)
- Half (1 x 1.2 x 1.1m up to 500kg)
- Light (1 x 1.2 x 2.2m up to 750kg)
- Full (1 x 1.2 x 2.2m up to 1000kg)
Other additional costs include optional enhanced transit cover, which can be purchased when booking. All the pallet courier services we offer include a basic transit cover of £25. Still, you can purchase additional transit cover up to a maximum of £2,000.
What’s the cheapest way to ship a pallet?
Palletways - recent price drop!
Can you track a pallet?
Booking a pallet service through Interparcel means you’ll be able to track the delivery of your pallet online at no extra cost. Your Interparcel tracking number starts with GB, followed by ten digits. Tracking will begin once the driver has scanned the parcel and the information is uploaded to the depot.
Send a pallet with Interparcel!
We hope this article explains the basics of sending a pallet. For a comprehensive guide, check out last year’s article on pallet delivery.
At Interparcel, we cater for all things parcels and pallet-related. Enter your pallet details online today and see how much you could save on pallet delivery.
Of course, if you need assistance with your pallet booking, you can speak to a member of our Customer Service Team who will be happy to help. You can get in touch via telephone, email or live chat.